| Oct 27, 2012
Jacques Barzun, a courtly French American scholar with a bracing knowledge of Western civilization who helped found the field of cultural history and in his 90s wrote the epic if improbable bestseller "From Dawn to Decadence," has died. He was 104....
| May 12, 2012
| 12:01 AM
Citing a state investigation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's top executive, City Councilman and stadium Commissioner Bernard C. Parks demanded Friday that a Monday vote on surrendering stewardship of the venue to USC be canceled.
| Oct 2, 2012
Of all the scam artists to set foot in Los Angeles, one of the most notorious was A. Victor Segno, who duped thousands of people around the world into sending him $1 a month to belong to his Segno Success Club. In return, he promised to send out brain...
| Oct 14, 2012
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by Dennis Lehane
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In a recent interview, Dennis Lehane told fellow author Stephen Anable, "one of the reasons I write is because of all the Jimmy Cagney...
| May 15, 2012
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, teetering on the brink of financial ruin, approved a controversial deal Monday to surrender day-to-day control of the historic venue to USC.
The 8-1 vote would virtually end public stewardship of the 88-year-...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 4:06 PM
When he died in 1974, George Abraham Simmons left a bulky legacy: boxes and boxes of drugstore pills, salves and potions — enough to fill multiple cargo containers.
What to do with it all? His family was stumped.
Pharmaceuticals and botanicals,...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 5:55 PM
They didn't know each other before the war. But loss united them, and friendship helps sustain them.
"Every one of us wants our child to be remembered," said Sue Pollard, who, like her friend Debi Win'E, lost a son in Iraq. "Our main thing is to do...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum field is the place where the USC Trojans play football, two Summer Olympics were staged, John F. Kennedy accepted the Democratic presidential nomination and Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass.
It was also a location for...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 11:13 AM
City Beat: Heritage Square's new, vintage Colonial Drug is a re-creation of the kind of corner drugstore that is all but extinct nowadays....
| Nov 6, 2012
| 12:32 AM
Walter Howard carries disabled World War I veteran Glenn Switzer to vote in Duarte, Calif....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:44 AM
Martin De Young, 100, says his greatest pleasure in life is smoking a cigar. De Young, a resident of the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, says he has cut down to three a day, one after each meal....